Environmental Studies

Dr. Margot A. Wood
Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies

Expertise

  • Conservation
  • Spatial ecology
  • Neotropical mammals
  • Environmental policy
  • Ecosystem services 
  • Human modified landscapes
  • Biological corridors 
  • Latin America
  • Local ecological knowledge

Education

  • PhD, Texas A&M University, 2016
  • BS, University of California, Davis, 2008

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Dr. Cody Ferguson
Assistant Professor of History

Expertise

  • Twentieth Century United States
  • American West
  • Environmental History and Policy
  • Sustainability
  • U.S.- Mexico Borderlands
  • Public History 
  • Digital Humanities

Education

  • Ph.D., United States History, Arizona State University, 2012
  • M.A., United States History, Northern Arizona University, 2007
  • B.A., History and Political Science, Carroll College (Montana), 2001

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Dr. Ruth Alminas
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Interests

  • Armed Conflict and Conflict Management
  • Internal Displacement
  • Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Organizational Theory
  • Social Network Analysis

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona, 2012
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Arizona, 2008
  • M.A., Religion, University of Chicago Divinity School, 2005
  • B.A., Religious Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000

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Dr. Pete McCormick
Associate Dean, School of Arts & Sciences and Chair & Professor of Environmental Studies

Professional Interests

  • Historical landscape change and land use
  • Ecological and cultural ramifications of human migration and settlement
  • Race, Place, and Landscape
  • American Southwest and Southern Plains
  • Latin America
  • Mediterranean

Education

  • Ph.D., 1999, University of Oklahoma
  • M.A., 1995, Northern Arizona University
  • B.G.S., 1993, University of Kansas

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Dr. Brad Clark
Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science

Professional Interests

  • American Politics and Policy
  • Western water policy
  • River restoration
  • Endangered species
  • Public Lands and Natural Resource Management

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, 2007, Colorado State University
  • M.A., Political Science, 2000, Colorado State University
  • B.A., Policital Science, 1995, Northern Arizona University

Curriculum Vitae

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